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The University Art Museum

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Address: Lafayette, LA
Phone Number: +1 337-482-2278
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Preserving works of art unique to the cultural heritage of Southwestern...

Preserving works of art unique to the cultural heritage of Southwestern Louisiana, this museum's permanent collection includes more than 1,000 paintings, prints and sculpture of 18th, 19th and 20th-century Louisiana artists.

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Our visit to the museum was very enjoyable. We were attending a nearby festival and took a tour through the museum. Admission was free because of the festival. Local artists' work... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 December 2015
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

Our visit to the museum was very enjoyable. We were attending a nearby festival and took a tour through the museum. Admission was free because of the festival. Local artists' work on display.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015

Note - museum is open 9-5 Tuesday, 9-8 Wednesday, 10-5 Saturday, and closed on Sunday, Thursday and Friday and all major holidays! We visited the museum on a rainy Saturday morning and were surprised by its quality. Top notch ground floor exhibition from Gary Chapman - large renaissance styled modern figurative pieces in lovely brown wood and orange tones, in... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015

This is a fine example of what philanthropy can do for a museum that celebrates the culture of a people and their "joie-de-vivre". Good local and international art showcased in the permanent collection is a wonderful back drop to travelling exhibits that frequent the museum on the campus of University of Louisiana.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

The museum is quite larger than you would expect. It has interesting, different, but interesting exhibits which change frequently. It is an education. I was surprised at the size of the staff. The quality and size of the stff shows in the exhibits they have. Definitely worth a trip or two to check it out.

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Houston, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

My wife and I frequently travel the U.S. and sometimes Europe to visit museums and enjoy local culture. Lafayette, just four hours travel by car from our home in Houston is a favorite because of the great local food, genuinely nice people and the Hilliard Art Museum on the campus of the University of Louisiana. The great thing about college... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

There are always interesting exhibits of all kinds. We always go to the previews. The snack are quite delicious. They run out of red wind before the evening is over. A secret jewel in Lafayette.

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Folsom, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2013

While touring the university we visited this museum and really enjoyed it. The campus, as a whole, is very pretty, with huge live oaks, flowering shrubs, and gardens. The grounds of the museum are just as pretty. The brick pathways and traditional architecture, as well as the unique exhibits will make a stop here worthwhile . We walked around the... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013

This museum, also known as Hilliard Art Museum, specializes in folk art, especially that of southwestern Louisiana. At any one time part of its permanent collection is on display. Photography (nonflash) is allowed, but only for the permanent collection, not for special exhibits by outsiders. When we were there some prison art was on display, along with work in many... More 

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Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2013

Outstanding exhibits in a world-class museum design offer a rich experience for visitors to Lafayette.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2013

We had a nice, quiet visit at this relatively small but very contemporary museum. There was a very interesting exhibit of extraordinary monumental wood sculptures that moved when activated. They also had a very nice collection of regional folk art. The old Southern mansion house in front of the museum was remarkable, but alas, we couldn't find out much information... More 

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